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No Sale: Is Retail Really Giving Up Its Discount Events? No Sale: Is Retail Really Giving Up Its Discount Events?

The following is an excerpt from Barbara Thau | March 20, 2012 | DailyFinance.com | Nancy Pietschnig is gleeful about the bargains she scored recently at the Macy's in the Garden State Plaza mall. The patient-care technician picked up two DKNY tops: a tan hoodie for $7.25, marked down from $49, and a cotton cowl neck sweater for $9.99, slashed from $39.98. She also snatched up an American Rag print top for $9.75, which was originally priced $39, a Michael Kors grey ... Read More

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5 Retail Price-Tag Tricks 5 Retail Price-Tag Tricks

The following is an excerpt from QUENTIN FOTTRELL | March 2, 2012 | Smartmoney.com | This week, J.C. Penney showcased its new pricing policy with commercials starring Ellen DeGeneres during the Academy Awards. The discount store -- which only recently sold sweatshirts aimed at young girls bearing the slogan "I'm too pretty to do my homework" -- is revamping its image and cutting down on the kind of everyday sales featured at competitors like Macy's. It's also using simpler pricing: $15 ... Read More

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Stores Go Both High-Tech and Homey to Lure Shoppers In Stores Go Both High-Tech and Homey to Lure Shoppers In

The following is an excerpt from Barbara Thau | January 20, 2012 | Dailyfinance.com | Hey, all you consumers out there who've been shopping more and more online: Retailers are spicing up their brick-and-mortar stores to keep you walking through the door. Their game plan? To design store environments that are equal parts high-tech and homespun. Companies at the National Retail Federation's convention in New York City this week explained how they're courting today's digitally wired consumer by bringing interactive technology into ... Read More

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Retail Sales Rise for Sixth Straight Month Retail Sales Rise for Sixth Straight Month

The following is an excerpt By The Associated Press Posted 9:03AM 12/13/11 |DailyFinance.com | WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans spent more on autos, furniture and clothing at the start of the crucial holiday shopping season, boosting retail sales for a sixth straight month. Retail sales rose 0.2 percent in November, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. That's lower than October's gain, which was revised higher to show a 0.6 percent increase. Still, more spending on retail goods is the latest sign that the economy ... Read More

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Black Friday Sales Hit Record, Says Report Black Friday Sales Hit Record, Says Report

The following is an excerpt from: Nicole Ridgway | November 26, 2011 | Money.CNN.com NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Preliminary reports for Black Friday indicate that retailers may have seen their strongest sales ever during the all-important kick-off to the holiday shopping season. Retail sales on Black Friday climbed 6.6% this year to an estimated $11.4 billion, according to ShopperTrak, which tracks foot traffic at malls and stores. Last year, sales climbed just 0.3% to $10.7 billion, which was a record one-day sales ... Read More

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